In the lush season of Don't Starve Hamlet some areas are filled with brambles that require the player to take damage in order to remove them. This makes it difficult to deal with other damaging situations and to flee when under attack.
Is there some strategy, other than using Wormwood's Bramble Husk, to removing them without taking much damage?
Some sub-questions that are not as important:
Does a log suit reduce the amount of damage taken when removing brambles?
Is there some range weapon that can be used effectively and cheaply to remove them?